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Growing Up Wild: Educator's Workshop
April 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Event Information

If you teach young children, this is the training for YOU!

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917
Cost: $25/ person

Click HERE to Register 

Expert educators from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and Roger Williams Park Zoo will facilitate a Growing up WILD workshop, which focuses on children’s natural sense of wonder about nature. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to experience a wide range of FUN activities that are developmentally appropriate for children ages 3 to 7. Each new participant will receive a copy of the Growing Up WILD guide, filled with activities and ready-made materials that help create positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills among young children. Please note, if you attended last year’s workshop and have a book, please bring it; we will be highlighting different activities and extensions from the guide.

This workshop is approved by the Center for Early Learning Professionals for 3 hours of professional development credits.

Hands-on activities will take place inside and outside, so dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own and a refillable water bottle.

Rock-A-Baby Concert - Dinosaur Stomp
April 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Information

This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family. The Rock-a-Baby trio will introduce the true stars of their show – “Rhythm, Melody and Harmony” - three silly and entertaining puppets who know a lot about music. Playing everything from well-known children’s songs to rock and pop classics - shake, dance and sing along as we explore fun musical concepts, play games, and boogie down.

Time: 10:30am - 11:15am (all concerts)
Price: $7.00 per participant (age 2 & older) Pre-Registration is required.

Dates & Themes:

Please note: There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. We must receive requests to transfer the date of your registration at least 48 hours in advance. We cannot guarantee your requests that may be dependent upon availability. If there are any changes to your registration, there is a $5 fee.

This program fee does not include Zoo admission. You must purchase Zoo tickets at the Zoo entrance on the day of the concert. If you are a Zoo member, you may use your membership to enter the Zoo, so your only expense will be the Rock-a-Baby program fee!  To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

Bronx Zoo Daytrip (Ages 5 +)
May 2, 2020 - 7:30am to 10:00pm
Event Information

Registration ends April 13, but this trip fills up fast, so please register early!

Have you ever wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo? Take the headache out of traveling and journey with us. Sit back, relax and enjoy a day with family and friends at an award-winning zoo with over 4,000 animals.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Price: $95/person 

Includes: Bus trip and a Bronx Zoo Total Experience Ticket (includes general admission, 4-D Theater, Bug Carousel, Butterfly Garden, Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Wild Asia Monorail, and unlimited Zoo Shuttle)

Please note: Participants age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration ends April 13, 2020 but this trip fills up fast! Please register early. There will be no refunds after April 13, 2020.

Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

Rise & Play: sensory-friendly mornings in Our Big Backyard
May 9, 2020 - 9:00am to July 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Event Information

Join us for an hour of nature play before the zoo opens! Designed for families who have a child with sensory sensitivities, come and play in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Build mud pies, watch boats float downstream and climb high in a tree-house. Limited to 70 participants, this hour will allow you and your family to spend time playing in nature, in a smaller group of guests.

Try something new:Imagination playground, a large-scale building toy, will be available for guests to use during this time. This amazing play material allows you to create tall towers, build ramps and create cities, all at your own pace.

The Nature Swap room will be available with books and carpet squares for families who need a quiet space during the event.

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

    Pricing: Regular Zoo admission ($12.95/child; $15.95/senior; $17.95/adult); Free for RWPZoo members

    Dates: 

    Please note: Rise & Play is free for Roger Williams Park Zoo members, but you must log into your account and pre-register!

    Rock-A-Baby Concert - Butterfly & Bug Boogie
    May 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
    Event Information

    This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family. The Rock-a-Baby trio will introduce the true stars of their show – “Rhythm, Melody and Harmony” - three silly and entertaining puppets who know a lot about music. Playing everything from well-known children’s songs to rock and pop classics - shake, dance and sing along as we explore fun musical concepts, play games, and boogie down.

    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am (all concerts)
    Price: $7.00 per participant (age 2 & older) Pre-Registration is required.

    Dates & Themes:

    Please note: There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. We must receive requests to transfer the date of your registration at least 48 hours in advance. We cannot guarantee your requests that may be dependent upon availability. If there are any changes to your registration, there is a $5 fee.

    This program fee does not include Zoo admission. You must purchase Zoo tickets at the Zoo entrance on the day of the concert. If you are a Zoo member, you may use your membership to enter the Zoo, so your only expense will be the Rock-a-Baby program fee!  To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

    Scout Safari Night
    May 16, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
    Event Information

    Scout Safari Night includes animal enrichment making, owl pellet investigation, keeper talks, live animal encounters, conservation carnival, worm composting & seed planting, tours of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, mad scientist lab, a commemorative Scout Safari Night patch and more! All while completing a variety of badge requirements (coming soon!).

    Participants can also take part in a service project by collecting items for our animals wish list.

    Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020 (Rain date: Sunday, May 17)
    Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Price: (RWPZoo members receive a $3 discount/person.)

    • Through April 9: $24 per participant age 5+
    • April 10 - May 15: $29 per participant age 5+
    • Walk-Ins May 16: $34 per participant age 5+
    • $10 per participant age 2 - 4

    Please note: All participants age 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid, registered adult. There are no refunds for Scout Safari Night registrations after April 9.

    Questions? Contact Programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

    Family Overnights: Wild Workplace (6+)
    July 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to July 19, 2020 - 10:00am
    Event Information

    Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and your child(ren) in hands-on activities, program animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. Set-up your sleeping bags in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie to snooze to. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

    Saturday, July 18: Wild Workplace - Working in a zoo can be WILD!  Enter the world of zoo careers in in a family overnight about animal and veterinary care, research, conservation and education. Click HERE to Register

    Time:  6:30 pm - 10:00 am

    Price:

    • Members:  $100 per parent/child pair; $50 per additional participant.
    • Non-members:  $110 per parent/child pair; $55 per additional participant.

    Important Notes:

    • There must be at least a 1:3 parent/child ratio
    • This program is not designed for adults without children
    • There are no refunds unless program is cancelled by the Zoo.

    All requests to change the date of your program must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of your scheduled program. Requests are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability. A fee of $20 per program participant will be assessed when any change to your program date is made.

    Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext 358.

    Family Overnights: Creatures of the Night (6+)
    July 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to July 26, 2020 - 10:00am
    Event Information

    Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and your child(ren) in hands-on activities, program animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. Set-up your sleeping bags in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie to snooze to. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

    Saturday, July 25: Creatures of the Night - When the sun goes down, many animals are just waking up.  Learn about creatures of the night and the adaptations that enable them to survive in a world of darkness.  Even dissect an owl pellet! Click HERE to Register

    Time:  6:30 pm - 10:00 am

    Price:

    • Members:  $100 per parent/child pair; $50 per additional participant.
    • Non-members:  $110 per parent/child pair; $55 per additional participant.

    Important Notes:

    • There must be at least a 1:3 parent/child ratio
    • This program is not designed for adults without children
    • There are no refunds unless program is cancelled by the Zoo.

    All requests to change the date of your program must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of your scheduled program. Requests are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability. A fee of $20 per program participant will be assessed when any change to your program date is made.

    Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext 358.